Jan 27
11:09 AM

TBI Event: Book Presentation and Panel Discussion: “Police and Public Security in Mexico”

Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Room E-F

When: Today, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Cost: free


Editors David Shirk and Robert Donnelly will provide a brief presentation of the latest output of the Trans-Border Institute’s Justice in Mexico Project, “Police and Public Security in Mexico.  A panel discussion will follow the book presentation and explore many of the issues presented, including the militarization of public security, Mexican law enforcement culture and reform, organized crime, human rights, and the Mexican criminal justice system, among others. 


RSVP to cpope@sandiego.edu, (619) 260-4090

Jan 20
8:00 PM

Federal Income Tax Research Guide Available Now!

For all of you teaching, researching or studying U.S. Federal Income Tax, check out the LRC's Course Guide for Tax Research & Communication.  Find particular sources owned by the LRC and go directly into the online format by clicking the link. While you're on our website, check out another LRC publication series, Research & Information Guides.  There, you'll find several guides tailored specifically to tax, such as Federal Tax: Legislative History Sources.  You'll also find research guides on topics applicable to your tax research, such as federal administrative law research and finding current legislation.

Jan 20
8:04 AM

LRC Display Highlights Global Slave Trade Prevention

January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

See the LRC display cabinet for related library materials.

Read President Obama’s proclamation here:


It reads, in part:

The victims of modern slavery have many faces. They are men and women, adults and children. Yet, all are denied basic human dignity and freedom.

We must join together as a Nation and global community to provide that safe haven by protecting victims and prosecuting traffickers.

Fighting modern slavery and human trafficking is a shared responsibility. This month, I urge all Americans to educate themselves about all forms of modern slavery and the signs and consequences of human trafficking. Together, we can and must end this most serious, ongoing criminal civil rights violation.

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Jan 11
3:48 PM

2010 begins

Hey everybody, welcome back for another semester!  We hope your break was restful and you made the most out of the time to reconnect with family and friends, sleep as much as you needed, and to generally leave the cares of the law behind.

I never get tired of saying "Happy new year!" I say it frequently and I allow myself to say it for the entire month of January.  I love the newness that every January brings, and it allows us to start again with a fresh perspective.

I was just scanning FreePint and extracted this from the editor's column —
"The month of January was named for Janus, the Roman god of doorways. Janus is most often rendered in dual profile, looking both forward and backward. What better patron could there be for this month, which involves so much planning for new projects, and so much hindsight? With a fresh year stretching before us, January always feels like the appropriate time to think about acquiring new skills and laying the foundation for the next tier of success."  www.freepint.org
Here's to new beginnnings!  Best of luck in the semester ahead from all of us here at the LRC!

Jan 8
9:51 AM

Failed Terrorist Attack Report Released

The White House Blog yesterday posted the summary of the security review ordered by President Obama, as well as his Directive on corrective actions.  Read the press release here which has links to the other two documents, or go directly to the security review summary here and the President's Directive here.

Jan 6
4:15 PM

World Bank 2009 recap

This year's World Bank 2009 in review covers the areas of food security, conflict-affected States, climate change, H1N1, World Bank reform, infrastructure, and gender. The World Bank serves as a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.  For more information on the World Bank click here.